2012 Cadillac CTS with minor power boost

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Cadillac just introduced details of its 2012 CTS model. In addition to the minor changes to the exterior, it also has a slight improvement in the powertrain department to provide enhanced driving performance.

The 2012 Cadillac CTS receives minor changes prominently to the front grille, where it added chrome highlight to the frame and mesh. Also, the Wreath & Crest logo has been revised with lighter colors and elevated ring.

Compared to previous model, the 2012 Cadillac CTS gains about 14 more horsepower and 2 lb-ft of torque in its V6 engine, all due to larger intake valves, an improved port design and adding a longer-duration intake camshaft.. The revised 3.6-liter V6 now produces 318 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. The 2012 aluminum V6 is about 20.5-pounds lighter due to the use of a composite intake manifold, a lighter front cover and high-strength connecting rods. Fuel economy rating in this new 2012 Cadillac CTS is around 18 city/27 highway EPA-estimated.

Another feature to the 2012 Cadillac CTS is a Touring package, which includes a darker grille, new 19-inch chrome wheels, dark Sapele wood interior trim, steel pedals, sued inserts on the seats, and Bluetooth connectivity. While the Coupe model comes with blind-zone alert technology as standard equipment.

The improvements will be in all three 2012 Cadillac CTS models – CTS Sport Sedan, Sport Wagon and Coupe. The 2012 Cadillac CTS models will head to dealerships at the end of summer, and pricing will be released near the production date.